View of troop ship USS Wakefield on September 3, 1942 off the New England coast after a fire breaks out while the transport was en route to her destination. The ship at sea off the American coast. Smoke rises from the fire.
Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
A damaged American merchant ship seen in the Atlantic Coast. The ship is split in two. Smoke seen rising up from the ship. Men are seen standing on the ship. Salvage of the damaged ship. The ship was sunk by a mine or a torpedo.
The 1st Cavalry Division moving along the Atlantic Coast in the United States. An armored car parked on a field. Soldiers standing near the car and discussing a document. A soldier looks at the document. Other soldiers standing in the background. A group of soldiers discussing a map. The soldiers board the armored car. The car moving on the street. Trees along the sides of the street. Motorcycles and scouts move over a highway along the coast. Soldiers get off from motorcycles and advance along the coast. Artillery pulled by a trailer. The soldiers take the artillery to position. Other soldiers firing rifles and machine guns, lying in prone position on the beach. Two soldiers watching the target. 37 mm guns loaded and fired.
Allied raid on Dieppe, France during World War II. A Royal Navy warship bombards the coast of Dieppe at night. A ship underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Allied airmen get into an aircraft and take off from an airfield in England. The aircraft in flight over the English Channel. American, British and Canadian troops in landing crafts underway in the English Channel towards the coast of Dieppe. German aircraft in flight. A destroyer ship lays a smoke screen. Naval guns fire at the coast. German aircraft drop bombs and explosions occur at sea. British and U.S. aircraft in flight. Explosions occur at sea. A British aircraft falls in sea. A pilot of the Royal Air Force in water. He comes aboard. Landing crafts at sea. LCTs (Landing Crafts Tanks) go ashore. Aerial view of Dieppe as aircraft bombard the city. British and American soldiers aboard a ship. Wounded soldiers disembark from a ship at a port in England. Allied aircraft return to an air base. A wounded soldier shows a thumbs up sign.
A German submarine underway off the Canadian coast near the Saint Lawrence River in North America, during World War 2. A map shows the area of interest. The German submarine underway on the surface in calm waters. Crew members play cards below decks of the U-boat. A sailor cooks food. Others eat the food. The submarine submerges and the Canadian coast is scanned through a periscope. Torpedoes are fired and an oil tanker is hit. The oil tanker burns. Black smoke arises as the tanker burns.